The World Health Organization estimates that as of 2010 there are 208 million people with alcoholism worldwide. (4.1% of the population over 15 years of age)The National Mental Health Survey of India (2016) noted that the prevalence of alcoholic use disorder is significantly high (4.6% for alcoholic use disorder). NMHS of India (2016) reported that there is a very high prevalence of disorders due to misuse of alcohol and treatment gap is 86.3%. Alcoholism is a complex problem having medical and social ramifications which impacts all social strata. Controlling addictive disorders requires programmes like provision of treatment services, care and facilities.
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